I had spring break this week, and while it was nice to be away from school for a bit, the week didn’t feel very much like spring, and not quite enough like a break.
Monday was nice. I got to sleep in and go for a run. Tuesday was cold and rainy, and then Wednesday we had six inches of snow. Thursday, the dreary weather persisted, and I was feeling rather dreary myself. Stephan was home for the week (hooray!) but had a bad upper respiratory infection (boo!) so we didn’t end up doing much. He slept a lot, and I brought him tea and tissues and cold medicine. We lazed around, watching TV. I did some reading and some knitting. I got a little bit of schoolwork done. But it didn’t feel fun enough to be a vacation and wasn’t productive enough to make up for the lack of excitement.
But today, Friday, the sun finally came out! It’s amazing what a difference that makes. I vacuumed the rugs, cleaned the bathrooms, ran two miles, washed and filled my bird feeder, walked the dogs, and make a cookie recipe I found on Pinterest. (Two bananas, a cup of quick oats, a little coconut. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. They are flourless and sugarless. They taste okay but have a weird texture.) If only the sun had been shining for my whole break, maybe I’d have felt more energized for the week.
Still, a week off is nothing to sneeze at, and I’m pleased to have had it. I don’t feel entirely ready to return to work, but at the same time I feel ready to get moving again on this school year if for no other reason than I’m ready to be done with it. I enjoy teaching and I like my kids, but this year is wearing. me. out.
But if the sun keeps shining, I feel like I can face the next twelve weeks.